I know there are ants around all the time, but for the most part they haven't been too big of a problem. But here lately it has been so hot and dry, they are bad even around the house and in the house. Tues., I noticed several big trails of ants going into the hive and the bees were starting to hang around the entrance, even hanging in a little ball off the lip of the entrance. I poured some bug killer around the hive, but the ants just tunneled under the soaked soil and came up underneath the hive.
Yesterday evening I went to check on them and the whole hive face was covered in bees and they are flying all around, and this was when it started thundering and lightning, wind blowing and a slight shower. This morning I went to check and they seem the same, I guess they stayed on the outside of the hive all night. I am afraid they are going to swarm, the way they are looking.... They were just starting to fill the first super too. I have a second hive maybe 30-40 feet away and they aren't being bothered at all, but this hive is more in the sun than the other. any suggestions or info is greatly appreciated.
I got a couple of pics, but I couldn't figure out how to post them.